Revelstoke is renowned for its deep powder and expert terrain. It’s a newbie on the snow scene, debuting for the 2007/08 season, and with works still in progress. Upon completion it is set to offer the most extensive skiable terrain in all of North America – there are currently five lifts and they’re aiming for 20. Revelstoke has between 30 and 50ft of snowfall every year, the biggest vertical drop in North America (the top lifts are at 2225m and the resort’s way down at 510m), plus a reputation that comes from decades as a legendary heli-ski hop-off point, it’s already a pretty impressive resort.
The 3000 acres of skiable terrain features cruisy runs, alpine bowls, tree skiing and a village-based beginners’ area. There’s also 500,000 acres of heli-skiing with Selkirk Tangiers, plus a multitude of backcountry options. All you need is nerve and cash.
Revelstoke’s lift station is a short shuttle bus ride from the town, although there are some accommodation options by the lifts. The restaurants in Revelstoke are mainly in the town, though there are a few good on-mountain places too. The authentic ski-town atmosphere of downtown Revelstoke reflects its deep skiing history and there’s an assortment of cafés, pubs, shops, and things to do, including a good Aquatic Centre.